Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today we are making Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 2 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. Installing… Read more

Announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share and that we would love to get your feedback on. You can develop .NET Core 2.0 apps with Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.3, Visual Studio for Mac or VS Code. ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 is also… Read more

.NET Framework June 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10

Today, we are releasing a new Cumulative Quality Update for the .NET Framework. It is specific to Windows 10 Creators Update (1703). Previously released security and quality updates are included in this release, including the NET Framework May 2017 Security and Quality Rollup and the May 2017 Cumulative Quality Update for Windows 10. There was… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET Conf, Material Design in XAML Toolkit

Previous posts: .NET Architecture: Microservices & Containers, On .NET with Omer Raviv on OzCode, Sprache On .NET with Mattias Karlsson on Cake, Topshelf On .NET with Brett Morrison, DateTime Extensions .NET Conf, September 19-21. Call for Content is Open! .NET Conf is a free, 3 day virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and… Read more

.NET AI/ML themed blogs: Building recommendation engine for .NET applications using Azure Machine Learning

⏱ Updated on June 28, 2017 🙌 Welcome to the first of  .NET’s new AI and Machine Learning themed blog entries! We have set up this space as a place to share and discuss the work we will be doing with AI and Machine Learning. Through a series of blog posts, we would like to… Read more

The week in .NET – .NET Architecture: Microservices & Containers, On .NET with Omer Raviv on OzCode, Sprache

Previous posts: On .NET with Mattias Karlsson on Cake, Topshelf On .NET with Brett Morrison, DateTime Extensions Open XML SDK, Adventure Time .NET Architecture – Microservices & Containers We recently added an Architecture Guidance page on the .NET Website. This new page pulls together architecture related resources for building different types of applications with .NET…. Read more

The week in .NET – On .NET with Mattias Karlsson on Cake, Topshelf

Previous posts: On .NET with Brett Morrison, DateTime Extensions Open XML SDK, Adventure Time .NET poster, Happy Birthday .NET with Jan Kotas, Skyworld On .NET: Mattias Karlsson – Cake During the Microsoft Build conference, we recorded interviews with some of the attendees. Mattias Karlsson is a core contributor on Cake, the cross-platform build automation system… Read more

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 is available on Windows Update, WSUS, and MU Catalog

Last Updated: 6/20/2017 We are happy to announce the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 is now available on Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and the Microsoft Update (MU) Catalog for the following operating systems: Client platforms: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) Server platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1,… Read more

.NET Core 2 and Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2

Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 was recently released which includes .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, our latest production releases of .NET Core. You will need to install the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 SDK to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 . We are working on .NET Core… Read more

.NET Fringe: A Great Role Model for Community Oriented Conferences

A few of us just went to a smaller .NET conference in Portland, called .NET Fringe. For me, it was the third time I attended .NET Fringe. I’ve realized that this conference has gained a special place in my heart, so thought it would be worthwhile writing up why that is. My goal isn’t to… Read more